Posts Tagged ‘i8 forums’


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Catch our videos of various BMW lighting technologies in action, including BMW Laser Lights (on the i8), OLED lights, Night Vision, and Selective High Beam Assist.

With bonus pics of the BMW i8 interior lighting.

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CAR has posted its effusive full BMW i8 test drive review, which resulted in a full 5-star rating for overall rating, handling, performance usability and “feelgood factory.”

Here are some of the most telling excerpts from the review:

Play it right, and Eco Pro can extend the range over the regular Comfort mode, from 310 to 370 miles. Flick the gear selector left, to engage Sport mode. The dials switch to a bright red glow, any throttle resistance is replaced by eagerness. The six-speed automatic – … CONTINUED

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Photo gallery of the BMW i8 and i3 at the 2014 Vancouver International Autoshow.

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We have posted a rare in-car i8 acceleration launch video to our YouTube page.

Our video shows the i8′s gauge graphics as the car accelerates in Sport Mode, as well as providing a listen at the i8′s raw mechanical sounds as it accelerates. While the production i8 will be equipped with Active Sound Design (enhanced interior sound technology), this particular car we’re hearing has its Active Sound Design (ASD) disabled for testing purposes. ASD will not be able to be turned off by the driver … CONTINUED

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Whatcar? brought in some enthusiasts and potential buyers to preview and give their impressions on the BMW i8.

Here’s what they had to say.

Beautiful Set of BMW i8 Photos

03/13/2014 at 8:30 AM
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Beautiful images and a great writeup about the BMW i8 by Stanceworks.

BMW Announces i8 Deliveries for June

03/10/2014 at 9:30 PM
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With the completion of the development work and final preparations for production at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch of the BMW i8 approaches its peak. Delivery of the first customer cars will start in June 2014, beginning with the main European markets.

Beforehand, special public events will be held in various regions all over the world to meet the enormous interest in the BMW i8. For this purpose BMW i agents will be equipped with separate demonstration vehicles. The start of series … CONTINUED

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Some i8 document I was kindly forwarded touts how simplified the the order process is compared to an X1 and and i3, with only 1 model, 2 “worlds”, no “packages”.

Standard equipment

Navigation Pro
H&K Premium Sound
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive LED Headlights
Alarm System
Display Key
E-Call + BMW i Services
Electronic Dim/Fold Mirrors
Park Distance Control
Storage Package ?
Lights Package ?

Surround View Cameras
High Beam Assist
Collision Mitigation
Pedestrian Protection
Speed Limit Info

Heads-Up Display
Real-Time Traffic
Connectivity BT/USB Devices
BMW Apps
BMW Remote … CONTINUED

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Exceptional luggage for an exceptional automobile.Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.

The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailormade to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8.

“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment … CONTINUED

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The BMW USA website now shows an availability of July 2014 for the BMW i3 hybrid electric sports car.

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The BMW i8 looking beautiful in white, with one of the cars sporting a different look by way of its body colored bumper styling elements and black kidney grilles.

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If the futuristic designs of the i8 and i3 are still too tame for you, Lumma Design is hoping they have a solution.

These renderings show their future plans for gussying up the i8 and i3 with some more aggressive aero parts.

BMW i8 in detail. Aerodynamics.

01/20/2014 at 10:45 AM
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With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the Aerodynamics of the BMW i8.

BMW i8 Crashes on German Highway

01/19/2014 at 3:00 PM
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This preproduction BMW i8 was just spotted crashed on the A92 in Germany. Driving the BMW hybrid halo sports car was a 30 year old BMW test driver and excessive speed was cited by the police as a factor in the accident. The car was traveling “a little bit too fast,” Police Chief Commissioner Nicholas Bishop suspects.

The i8 first crashed into the median barrier, and was then flung across the roadway, coming to a stop in the right lane. Fortunately, the test driver was … CONTINUED

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See how this bodes well for the next generation of BMW models. With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the material carbon, that is used for the BMW i8.

BMW i8 in Details. Design Explained

12/29/2013 at 10:01 AM
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With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the design of the BMW i8.

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With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the performance of the BMW i8 as an integral part of the vehicle.

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More great BMW i8 coverage from ddk632, this time of the i8 on display in Midtown Miami.